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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Services

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Radiotherapy Services

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive cancer service for all tumour sites, and hosts more than twenty local, specialist or regional multidisciplinary teams (MDTs).

Radiotherapy is an integral part of the treatment for many malignancies. It is also used when appropriate for the treatment of benign disease.

Patient leaflet: Radiotherapy (pdf)

We are based within the Oxford Cancer and Haematology Centre, on the Churchill Hospital site.

Radiotherapy is situated in a dedicated facility which provides an appropriate environment for the accurate simulation, planning and delivery of radiotherapy treatment for adults and children.

Contact us

Tel: 01865 235465

External radiotherapy departments requiring information about patients treated at OUH should contact:

Carol Scott, Radiotherapy Services Manager

Sharon Duxbury, Radiotherapy Operational Manager


We welcome comments and suggestions to help improve our service.

June 2019

We are undertaking a Radiotherapy Service Satisfaction Survey. We aim to provide very high standards of care to every patient, their family and friends. We value your opinions and comments, and the results of this survey will be used to inform future service developments. Details of the actions taken will be available here when they are ready.

The responsibility for overall management of the service lies with the Radiotherapy Management Group, which comprises the Head of Service, the Radiotherapy Service Manager and the Head of Radiotherapy Physics.

There are two regular meetings with wider membership, the Radiotherapy Operational Group and the Radiotherapy Governance Meeting; both these groups meet monthly. Members of staff are encouraged to participate in multidisciplinary sub-group meetings related to aspects of radiotherapy practice which feed in to the Operational Group.

  • Ketan Shah, Radiotherapy Head of Service
  • Carol Scott, Radiotherapy Services Manager
  • Frank van den Heuvel, Head of Radiotherapy Physics

Radiotherapy Services

All tumour sites are served, including:

  • Paediatric
  • Haematology
  • Sarcoma
  • Central Nervous System (CNS)

using external beam, including:

  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH)
  • Stereotactic techniques (SABR, SRS and fractionated SRT).

Since 2015, we are one of only seven centres in England commissioned by NHSE to deliver complex stereotactic body radiotherapy (SABR) for liver tumours, isolated metastases and retreatment.

From April 2017 we have been appointed as the Recommended Service Provider to deliver stereotactic cranial radiosurgery (SRS) for patients with cerebral metastases, meningioma and vestibular schwannoma for patients from across the Thames Valley and Northamptonshire.

We work very closely with staff from the University of Oxford Department of Oncology and the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology to deliver and research cutting-edge radiotherapy treatments.

In 2016 we were designated one of only three National Cancer Research Institute CTRad Centres of Excellence in Academic Radiation Oncology.

We also perform:

  • brachytherapy
  • radioisotope work.

Private patients

An Oncology and Haematology private patient service is available in the Cancer and Haematology Centre.

Oncology and Haematology - Private Healthcare

For more information please speak to your consultant or contact 'The Meadows' private patient services.

Tel: 01865 235701